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WEEK 10: Wide Receivers, Running Back and Defensive Back Earn Honor Roll

Three Familiar Faces and One Newcomer Standout in Week 10

Louisville, Ky. – November 7, 2016 – Players from the Big 10, Big 12 and Pac-12 make up the Week 10 Honor Roll by leading their teams to conference victories. Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey made the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for the fifth time this season, while Oklahoma’s Dede Westbrook is back for the second consecutive week. Dante Pettis from Washington makes his first appearance.

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WEEK 9: Three Athletes Earn Honor Roll After Explosive Performances in Week Nine

Big 10, Big 12, and Pac 12 Players Account for Eight Touchdowns in Conference Wins

Louisville, Ky. – October 31, 2016 – The Week Nine Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll brings back two familiar faces – Jabrill Peppers and Christian McCaffrey – and newcomer Dede Westbrook from Oklahoma. Peppers headlines the Honor Roll for the second consecutive week and the fourth time this season by playing nine different positions in Michigan’s win over in-state rival Michigan State; McCaffrey returns to the Honor Roll for the first time since Week Four of the season with 225 all-purpose yards in Stanford’s win over Arizona; and Dede Westbrook earns his first Honor Roll by scoring two different ways in the Sooners’ win over Kansas.

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WEEK 8: Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12, and Conference USA Players Headline Week Eight

Five Players Account for More Than 1,000 All-Purpose Yards, 11 Touchdowns

Louisville, Ky. – October 24, 2016 – Week eight of the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll brought two familiar faces and three first-time honorees. Jabrill Peppers of Michigan lined up in nine different positions during its rout of Illinois, and Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon racked up 377 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns in the NCAA-recording breaking game versus Texas Tech. Peppers and Mixon are repeat honorees this season. Rodney Smith of Minnesota accounted for 257 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in Minnesota’s win over Rutgers; Tre Watson of Cal logged 36 touches in the double-overtime conference win against Cal; and Richie James of Middle Tennessee touched the ball four ways and scored two different ways in its big win over Missouri. Smith, Watson and James made the list for the first time.

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WEEK 7: Running Back and Strong Safety Make Game-Changing Plays in Conference Wins

Players from the Big 12 and ACC Headline Week Seven Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll

Louisville, Ky. – October 17, 2016 – Oklahoma running back and kick returner Joe Mixon returns to the Honor Roll for the second time this season by playing a major role in the Sooners’ 38-17 win over Kansas State. Pitt’s Jordan Whitehead started on both offense and defense, and makes his first appearance on the Honor Roll this season following the Panthers’ 45-31 road win over Virginia.

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WEEK 6: Two Players Return, Two More Make First Appearances on Paul Hornung Honor Roll

Pac-12, Big 10, and SEC Players Leave Their Marks in Conference Games

Louisville, Ky. – October 10, 2016 – USC’s Adoree’ Jackson returns to the Honor Roll for the first time since being a 2015 Hornung Award finalist following a conference win over Colorado; Arizona State’s Tim White led the Sun Devil’s in receiving and special teams in a Pac-12 win over UCLA; Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers returns to the Honor Roll after lining up at five positions on offense, defense and special teams in an easy win over Rutgers; and Tennessee’s Alvina Kamara returns to the Honor Roll for the second consecutive week following the Volunteers’ overtime loss to Texas A&M.

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